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St John's Buildings

Chambers of Sally Harrison QC

Work 0161 214 1500
Fax 0161 835 3929
Chester, Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield

Jason Searle

Work 0161 214 1500
St John's Buildings (Chambers of Sally Harrison QC)


Jason is a specialist employment and equality law barrister, representing employers and employees in employment and HR litigation. He generally acts for high net worth individuals, law firms (and other professional advisory firms) and a range of FTSE listed companies/SMEs. He is proud to be the head of the St Johns Building’s Employment Law Team and immensely enjoys the responsibility of this role.

Jason acts for employers and employees, with an even split. Jason has a wealth of experience of discrimination cases. He has successfully resisted and presented claims brought by doctors and senior NHS executives. He has been responsible for presenting some of the most heinous campaigns of discriminatory treatment before the employment tribunals.

Jason has become the ‘lawyer’s lawyer’ and is regularly instructed by solicitors privately and in house barristers. He has advised in cases for and against National firms of solicitors and is often against Leading Counsel. He has acted in cases involving National Security and has been responsible for training solicitors and others in discrimination law. He frequently appears in the Employment Tribunal; EAT; County Court and High Court.

Jason is also an expert in Social Media in the Workplace and the legal ramifications for employers and employees. He has handled a number of cases where the use of Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and other social networks has led to disciplinary action (including dismissal) by an employer, leading to Employment Tribunal cases. He is frequently called upon to advise when solicitor’s employee clients find themselves accused of IT misuse.

Jason has also appeared in regulatory and disciplinary tribunals. He has advised teachers, doctors, nurses and those involved with FCA compliance.


Called 1993; Middle Temple.


  • Employment Law Bar Association
  • Employment Lawyers Association


Parrswood High School; University of East London (1991 LLB Hons).

Regional Bar : Northern Circuit


Within: Employment – Leading juniors

Jason Searle - St John's BuildingsVery approachable and can quickly identify the key issues in a case.’

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